Indeed, God Bless the mystery folk who made/make these recordings happen, and share them. Personally, so far I've really liked all the aud sources that have come out of the Crossroads, and this is a good one. Considering it's all stealth, great job by the tapers.
It would be nice to hear how the venue sounds when given the chance to set up the best gear on a stand and all that, but since that's not going to happen anytime soon, I think you'll find these stealth recordings highly listenable. For those of us in the middle of the country who are grateful for the return of The Q, it's great to be able to hear what we're missing.
Speaking of missing, I noticed the 28th hasn't popped up anywhere, I'm guessing it wasn't recorded? Hopefully we hear those soundboards sooner than later.
Kudos to the taper who braved the 'wrath of Phil" to free the music from this amazing show. Listening to Broen Arrow brought tears to my eyes. Download this one for sure!
May 5, 2012 Subject:
Intense sounding recording. Everything is bright and right up front, sounding, except phil's bass. I'm surprised to pick up on the chatter in the background. How could there be chatter when only 300 people are being bathed in the Q? Nice grab.